Semi-truck nearly blown over Deception Pass Bridge during storm
Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 6:39 pm
ANACORTES, WA – A mail semi-truck was nearly blown off of Deception Pass Bridge on Wednesday morning when a violent wind storm blew through Washington state.
According to KOMO, 60-year-old Jeff Myles was driving the U.S. Postal Service semi-truck on State Route 20 when the wind hit his truck. Myles said the wind pushed the cab of the truck over the edge of the bridge.
Sixty-four mile per hour winds pushed the passenger side door closed, and the driver’s side door opened into the water below. Myles climbed out the passenger side window and jumped as far away from the truck as he could.
Myles told KOMO he was not injured and that the truck did not sustain any damage. Plus, all the mail inside the truck was not affected by the crash.
Crews towed the truck and reopened the road by 7 a.m.
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